Mother-in-law from hell

Ready Or Not stars Andie MacDowell, who plays a villain for the first time.
Ready Or Not stars Andie MacDowell, who plays a villain for the first time. PHOTO: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Andie MacDowell plays a wealthy matriarch who gets her daughter-in-law to take part in a deadly family ritual in Ready Or Not

After making her name with wholesome roles in films such as the romantic comedies Four Weddings And A Funeral (1993) and Groundhog Day (1994), Andie MacDowell finally gets to play a villain and throw her first on-screen punch in a new horror film - and she loved it.

It is another move to play against type by the star, who filmed her first nude scene at age 59 two years ago - just to show her actress daughters, including Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood's Margaret Qualley, not to be ashamed of their bodies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 22, 2019, with the headline 'Mother-in-law from hell'. Print Edition | Subscribe